Levetiracetam May be the First Choice for Managing Epilepsia Partialis Continua Related to Ischemic Stroke

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YÖN M. İ. , Ulusoy E. K. , Bilen S., Yon M. E. E.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.38, sa.4, ss.157-158, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/etd.2016.150054
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.157-158


An 82-year-old, right-handed male patient was admitted to the emergency room because of continuous rhythmic clonic movements of the right forearm and hand. He was diagnosed with epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) and treated successfully with levetiracetam. In conclusion, we recommend levetiracetam as the first line treatment for EPC, which is mostly refractory to classical antiepileptic drugs.